Good Morning! Today is "I Like Thursday" and time to fill the internet with positive energy. Please be sure to join our hostess LeeAnna for more positive posts!
This week I spent most of my days outside in the garden. It had finally gotten sunny and it was wonderful to be working outside. There is just no better therapy than gardening. The results are instantaneous and always pleasing!
Today we celebrate friendships--of the canine kind. Mom's dog and Scout's good friend Greta passed peacefully at home on April 26. Greta outlived all our other poodles and was the only dog that passed away at home. She outlived our Teddy boy (her brother) by 6 years.
My husband and I had been worried about Greta through the pandemic. I've always made it a point to be there for all our dogs when they crossed the rainbow bridge. This would not have been possible during Covid-19. People aren't allowed to enter the vet's office. Greta laid down on Sunday evening and simply fell asleep. No crisis, no great illness, just passed peacefully. She wasn't alone and was sleeping with her head on my Mom's shoes. It was simply the best way I could have wished for her.
Scout has been a bit lethargic the past two weeks. But somehow, dogs just know. Scout's dog friends in the neighborhood have been around a lot and that has helped her.
Like Mack, the border collie that Scout loves to follow on walks. He is really tolerant of her puppy energy which is saying a lot since he is an old man at this point. He is protective of her too and she knows it. It's often difficult to get her to leave his front yard.
"I like it here!"
We were at the park when Milo arrived and they ran around a few minutes. Milo is also an older gent and always enjoys a good run.
Like all of us, I'm getting creative with my cooking. Last week I made "pandemic casserole" which is simply whatever is about to expire soon thrown into one casserole. This week it was turkey meatballs, tomato sauce, gluten free rotini, and assorted vegies. I was wishing I had some cheese to top the casserole when I realized that Scout's string cheese is actually mozzarella and was a perfect topping. My husband loved this!
After gardening all day, I'm usually tired to sew but I did manage to make another 3 dozen masks for the community.
Tomorrow is "Flower Friday" on the Pennsylvania Piecemaker blog. Why don't you join us as we celebrate our suffrage foremothers by sharing photos of flowers of yellow, white, and purple!
Have a safe and happy week!